Lot #1110
King Henry VIII Document Signed

King Henry VIII orders leashes, collars, and chains for his royal hounds

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King Henry VIII orders leashes, collars, and chains for his royal hounds

Vellum manuscript DS, signed “Henry R.,” one page, 10.5 x 4.25, June 30, 1511. A document addressed to Andrew Windsor, the keeper of the Great Wardrobe, to deliver two dozen lyams [leashes] and collars for his hounds, in addition to six chains to tie the dogs, and 40 ells of canvas to cover a carriage designed to transport the hounds of the king's kennel. Signed in the upper left corner by King Henry VIII. In very good condition, with overall creasing, staining, and soiling, none of which affects Henry's bold signature. King Henry VIII used to send many of his dogs to the Kings of France, each garnished with an iron collar. His own dogs wore decorative collars of velvet with spikes of silver and gold, some were adorned with pearls, his portcullis, and rose badges, and their coats were made of white silk.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Animation
  • Dates: #649 - Ended December 07, 2022

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